The Kansas City Royals will close out their homestand with a four game series against the Houston Astros.
After being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals could really use some wins. Unfortunately for Kansas City Royals fans, things aren’t going to get any easier for the Royals as they get set to face their next foe.
The Houston Astros have come to town and, well, they’ve got a really good team this year. After falling flat at home against St. Louis, it’s fair to say that this likely won’t be much of a fun series for the Royal to play in.
Here’s what you need to know for the upcoming four-game series between the Royals and the Astros:
- Game 1: Monday, August 16 at 7:10 p.m.
- Game 2: Tuesday, August 17 at 7:10 p.m.
- Game 3: Wednesday, August 18 at 7:10 p.m.
- Game 4: Thursday, August 19 at 1:10 p.m.
Kansas City Royals past 10 games
- Win at Chicago White Sox 3-2
- Loss at St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
- Loss at St. Louis Cardinals 5-2
- Win at St. Louis Cardinals 6-5
- Loss vs. New York Yankees 8-6 in 11 innings
- Win vs. New York Yankees 8-4
- Loss vs. New York Yankees 5-2
- Loss vs. St. Louis Cardinals 6-0
- Loss vs. St. Louis Cardinals 9-4
- Loss vs. St. Louis Cardinals 7-2
Houston Astros past 10 games
- Loss at Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5
- Loss vs. Minnesota Twins 5-3
- Loss vs. Minnesota Twins 5-4 in 11 innings
- Win vs. Minnesota Twins 4-0
- Loss vs. Minnesota Twins 7-5
- Win vs. Colorado Rockies 5-0
- Win vs. Colorado Rockies 5-1
- Win vs. Los Angeles Angels 4-1
- Win vs. Los Angeles Angels 8-2
- Loss vs. Los Angeles Angles 3-1
What should Kansas City Royals fans expect?
In all honesty, this doesn’t seem like a series that the Royals should take. The Astros have been solid for the vast majority of this season and they’re on a bit of a hot streak over their last five games. However, it’s worth noting that Houston’s last 10 games are split evenly between wins and losses and the Astros have struggled at times against inferior competition.
Unfortunately, that could include the Kansas City Royals. But, on the bright side for Kansas City fans, maybe that means the Royals could sneak in and get a few wins in this series. The first game starts Monday, August 16 at 7:10 p.m.